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. president kennedy walked a fine diplomatic line to remove weaponry from cuba. >> host: david, most of us are focused on those 13 days back in 1969. you are focusing on the aftermath. >> guest: there were two things that i wanted to talk about with this book. first of all, most of the books on the cuba missile crisis and on the 13th day on october 28. after they had agreed to withdraw the missiles from cuba. the question that i had was, what happens? now were? interestingly, in this is that what usually happens, we usually know what happens in the weeks and months afterwards. there simply hasn't been a lot of study on american side about what has happened. i happen to be lucky enough to be working with the kennedy tapes during that period. so i have this remarkable window and i wanted to extend the story of the cuban missile crisis and find out what happened then. because on the 13th day, there were still missiles in cuba. there were nuclear bombings in cuba and nuclear weapons in cuba. >> host: this is something that the americans didn't really know about? >> correct. the point being tha
been the brightest point in an already bright 26 years. that's in my book "jack kennedy elusive hero" out in paperback. get a copy this weekend. the holidays are a great time to read this type of heroic story. thanks for being with us. have a great holiday weekend. >>> good friday afternoon. i'm craig melvinx
ended, president kennedy continue to walk a fine diplomatic line. >> host: as you know there's a ton of literature about the cuban missile crisis. most of this focusing on the 13 days as bobby kennedy's memoir was called back in 1969 and hollywood version with kevin costner what made you decide to focus on fmap? >> guest: two things i wanted to talk about in this book, two different tracks the end of dovetailing indian. personal, most of the books that cover the cuban missile crisis came on the 13th day. and on october 20 was khrushchev estes or he's going to back up and he agreed to fire every to message to withdraw missiles in cuba. the first question was, not what? what happened? interestingly, and this is back to what usually happens, we know what happened in the weeks and months after that. there simply hasn't a lot of study on american site about what happened. i happen happen to elect enough to be working with the kennedy tapes during that period and kennedy was taping insensibly during the courage. so i had this remarkable window. one thing is i want to sort of extend the sto
would happen to work with the kennedy tapes. he was taping during the period. i had a remarkable window. i wanted to extend the story of the missile crisis to find out what happened then. because on the 13th day when he capitulated there was a missiles in cuba. there were tens and thousands of soviets in cuba. >> host: they didn't know about. >> guest: we'll discuss it later. the point being that the crew he lied -- they had lied. there was a deep skepticism among them. it was perhaps a trick. perhaps the crisis wasn't over. perhaps it was going it get worse. it was one thing i wanted to deepen the story of the missile crisis. the second thing, it's a remarkable neared kennedy's presidency. it's a private point where he can turn the presidency around. it f do you any polls today on the greatest president since world war ii kennedy ranks number one. one of the reason is the handling of the cuban missile crisis. and so i wanted to look at the period kennedy took a presidency that wasn't going as well as he hope and able to turn things around and establish a leg spie -- legacy the few mont
. kennedy.," forwarded by caroline kennedy. >> ted widmer, how did you get involved in doing a book on the john f. kennedy tapes? >> well, there was a lot of excitement leading up to the 50th anniversary of the kennedy administration, which is three years of the 50th anniversary. elms around the cuban missile crisis, october, 1962. all of us wanted to have a good book ready for the fall of 2012. and many of us in the historical community as well as certainly at the library knew that there were these tremendously rich tapes, only a small percentage of which had actually been heard, and that it would be a service to the historical community and to all americans to get the tapes out to the listening public. so the library made the tapes available, but they need add historian to write an introduction and annotate, and so that's where i came in. >> i'm going to run a quick one here. this is from the 1952 senate race. it's not a tape of john f. kennedy, but it's a jingle. let's listen to this. when we vote this november let's all remember let's vote for kennedy make him your selection in
themselves coming out of the white house. but then there were a lot of audiotapes of kennedy speaking into a dictaphone, dictating messages to his secretary, dictating chapters of profiles of courage, and even a very early radio interview from 1940, when he was a very young man, just out of hartford, just published his first book. so i loved the whole range of that audio, and we clue that early radio interview as well. >> so when did you start this project? >> only about a year ago. it was a rapidly evolving historical task. i listened to a lot of these tapes at night and on weekend. i got very immersed in the world of listening. there were good days and bad days. when i started, a lot of it was inaudible to me. the quality of the meeting tapes is not always that good, especially in the cabinet room, a pretty big room where these primitive mics didn't pick up the sounds that well. often the distance of the room, it might not sound very loud at all, someone close would sound very loud so. there were days i thought i can't get this done, it's too hard. but over time i began to hater bet
? one of the biggest icons of american politics, senator ted kennedy. >> some of us wondered, why would you want to take on ted kennedy in massachusetts as your first political task? and he was very committed, very engaged. >> in fact, the 1994 massachusetts senate race would be a fascinating precursor to the 2012 presidential election with many of the same issues and campaign tactics put in play by both sides. romney, playing up his business success, his opponent questioning it, and questions about romney's religion, the church of jesus christ of latter day saints. but in 1994, it was ted kennedy, a five-term senator, who seemed vulnerable, coming off the well publicized 1991 rape trial of his nephew, william kennedy smith. even though smith is acquitted, the political damage to kennedy is clear. in 1994-'94, ted kennedy was somewhat weak. he had just come off of this period of kind of reckless bachelorhood that had brought him a lot of bad headlines. he didn't look particularly good. he seemed actually like somebody who you could beat. >> romney offers himself up as the anti-kennedy.
at georgetown. it was a timeja when a lot of us of my generation were inspired h by jack kennedy's ask not ca speech. ask not what your country for de your country but what you can do for your country. i devoted a long time, third five yciears to national servicm >> were you recruited by the cia at georgetown.>> >> i threw myself at them. [laughter] your book called castro's secrets. if you would describe the cia o. cuba or the secret police whatever you worked with down there. >> well,, you know, i guess one of the major findings of the in book is that cuban intelligence be service beginning in the early 1960s very quickly became one of the four or five best in the world. rieling the cia, the kgb. t the israeli service to which the cuban service was modeled on ths israel service. neeng small countries at danger urgentlily needing the cubanurnt revolution like the israel government when it was formed if 1948 urge gently needing to defend themselves the israel against their neighbors. th the cuban revolution against the united states. the eisenhower administration about kennedy administration
slogans. she says that they did not like lbj and they hated kennedy. and this mom essentially blocked the passage. it made a very different and difficult for them to get through. and you have to realize the potential for some sort of mob action. she described it as just an animal like tense atmosphere where the slightest thing could trigger a riot. at one point, one of the signs not mrs. johnson's hat off. lbj recognized that she wasn't going as fast as she should have. but they were making the most of this event for television. it would display the behavior of his opponents. so that is certainly an example of courage. >> also on the lady bird special. when she toured the south after she signed the civil rights act, which i'm going ask mark to talk about. can you please tell all of us what his response to russell was when he was pushing the acts through? >> you mentioned loyalty and compassion and courage. this story merges all three of those qualities and exemplifies we're lyndon johnson stood off. it was 1964. john f. kennedy had been assassinated, the civil rights act of 1963, whic
and turbulent times of one joseph p kennedy. i threw in the" of one ". (laughter) thought it gave it a little more historical authority. but i know what you are are thinking, are you thinking where the hell you have been, what dow get ten days off for thanksgiving? what are you, a student at a boarding school? (laughter) yes, we do get ten days for thanksgiving. and no, student at a boarding school. although i do sleep in a budget bed and i am on a field hockey team. (laughter) its with a very fun week off. i spent it like i always do. i track down the turkey president obama pardoned and i brought him to justice! (laughter) just because-- (cheers and applause) i brought him to justice. because his powerful friends in washington pardoned him doesn't mean he won't be held accountable for those crimes, turkey! here we are back at the office. all feeling pretty relacked. you know, nothing is really more relaxing than eating a long and drawn out meal with your extended family. (laughter) people you spend all year avoiding, now they're in your house hovering in the kitchen opening drawers. (laughte
"strategy." one issue nearly derailed the campaign of john f. kennedy, the 35th president of the united states -- he was a catholic. in 1960, there was a certain amount of anti-catholic sentiment in the country, so a catholic running for president was a big deal. so much so that a usually insignificant democratic primary in the rural state of west virginia became a do-or-die election for the young politician. some hoped he would fail and clear the way for other candidates, but when kennedy arrived in west virginia in late april 1960, he was riding high. he had just defeated one opponent, hubert humphrey, in the wisconsin primary, and he felt his campaign was picking up speed. but he was about to confront a voting population that was 98% protestant. jack kennedy's role as the underdog in west virginia is a new one for the frontrunner for the democratic nomination. his strength may hinge on a much-publicized if little understood factor -- how his roman catholic religion will sit at the polls with west virginia's heavily protestant voters. man: he won wisconsin but barely, which meant hump
o'reilly will be discussing his book killing kennedy which i can only assume is a confession. let's get right to, it. we know this is a deeply divided nation, until last night when something brought all americans together in agreement. >> president obama took a shell acting. >> he was not properly prepared for this. >> the president didn't bring his a game. >> he was just so dull. >> he looked tired to me. >> romney won hands down. >> he was very, very bad last night. >> jon: there is no red america there is no blue america there is only the america that can't believe how bad this guy did in the debate. how bad was the defeat o bama lost despite mitt romney doing this. >> i'm sorry, i will stop the sub sid to pgs. i like big board, i like few, but i'm not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from china to pay for it. >> jon: mother [bleep] fired big board. america's favorite nonfried bird. he fired big board and won. beloved children's character. romney could have water boarded aladdin, put down blue, deported dora the explorer. and still won walking away. rom
, enthusiastic. >> romney's target, senator ted kennedy. not exactly starting at the bottom of the ladder there. >> i told my colleagues at work, don't clean up my desk or move into my office. i'll be spending time away from work, and it will be a leave of absence. but i really believe someone needs to run against ted kennedy. >> kennedy was vulnerable. his personal life seemed out of control. as his son patrick remembers it, the contrast with romney was glaring. >> and opposite my dad was this really great-looking guy who was a whiz at business, beautiful family, kind of the picture of self-discipline. and next to my dad, he was like the perfect polar opposite. >> how are you? yes! >> except, during that race on social issues -- >> let me ask you a question -- >> -- mitt romney sounded an awful lot like ted kennedy. >> i'm absolutely committed to achieving universal coverage and doing so for our children. >> were you a liberal? were you a moderate? >> no. you know, anyone can call me whatever they like, but people can look at my policies and make their own determination. >> ted divine worked f
politics. the man behind america's political dynasty, the untold story of patriarch of joseph p. kennedy. [ male announcer ] if you suffer from heartburn 2 or more days a week, why use temporary treatments when you can prevent the acid that's causing it with prevacid24hr. with one pill prevacid24hr works at the source to prevent the acid that causes frequent heartburn all day and all night. and with new prevacid24hr perks, you can earn rewards from dinner deals to music downloads for purchasing prevacid24hr. prevent acid all day and all night for 24 hours with prevacid24hr. i heard you guys can ship ground for less than the ups store. that's right. i've learned the only way to get a holiday deal is to camp out. you know we've been open all night. is this a trick to get my spot? [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. save on ground shipping at fedex office. >>> so here's a trivia question for you. who served as the first chairman of the s.e.c. a hollywood studio executive, u.s. ambassador to britain? any questions? >> i know, i know. >> of course. you are looking at the screen
an award to the longest serving san francisco poll worker that would be 90 6-year-old alicia kennedy in -- 96-year-old alicia kennedy. she has been doing this since 1949, truman was president, gas was a quarter a gallon. how many times alicia kennedy has asked for a voter's signature at a polling place? no one knows. she did it for 30 years in the mission district and another 30 years near irving. today she is seeing a huge turnout. >> really busy. busiest i've ever seen. >> reporter: since you started doing this? >> yes. >> reporter: voters may not know they are in the presence of the city's most seasoned poll worker. >> it came down to 30 vs. 38 which is a big thing. >> 30 because i'm a college student. preventing more tuition hikes. >> reporter: others see vote for president to be the most critical. >> i don't want to see obama out. i think the options are dismal. >> reporter: alicia has been recognized by the state for her dedication to election day she proudly displays name tags, starting in 1949. >> it was a job at that time. i started as and spector, i started with did the 13
. that majority for the democrats included senator ted kennedy. senator kennedy spent his career trying to pass health reform. it was his life's work. he had done it at the state level with that guy, mitt romney. he had led on the issue nationally for decades. it was his signature issue. but before he was able to see health reform finally signed into law, senator ted kennedy lost his life to brain cancer. he died in august of 2009. when ted kennedy died, that meant that his seat did become empty in massachusetts and the democrats no longer had their 60-vote super majority chrks they needed to pass health care. they were short one vote. knowing this might happen and this is really dramatic, knowing that this might happen, that might turn out this way, before he died, senator ted kennedy took a dramatic step to plan for the future of the health reform law he had worked for his whole life. this health reform law that his death might make impossible to pass, thinking about the affect that his death might have on the prospect of passing health reform, senator kennedy wrote a letter before he died ur
, in a political fight that ted kennedy probably never imagined... >> kennedy's seventh campaign has become a desperate struggle for survival... >> this year he in his toughest race ever against a political newcomer... >> it's youth versus age, the senate's leading liberal against a wildly successful venture capitalist. >> we get a call from the boston police. and they say, "it's a mad scene down here." >> (chanting): we want ted! >> narrator: it was the night of their first debate. >> "we're going to have to get you an escort to get into the building." they had eight or ten motorcycle police officers there to guide us through the mobs of people at the site. >> narrator: it was 47-year-old mitt romney's first campaign. >> and mitt just has this big smilon his face, and he looks at me and goes, "boy, however this turns out, this really makes it worth it." >> narrator: the race had been close. romney needed a great performance. >> i don't think he had any idea what it was going to be like, because he had never done debates under that pressure. >> narrator: he'd gotten into the race because ke
changes, and i think john f. kennedy ran on that, and he knew it would give him oxygen. obama needs the second term. i think he will be stronger against republicans. >> i think he got some wind from the occupied movement. i think he learned it is not going to work. he is doing more things we want him to do. >> whoever wins is not going to win with a mandate. tell me why i should not believe things are going to be more divided in the next four years than they were in the past. >> the best thing you could hope for is something divided rather than the republicans could hope to do. there is one that said the best thing is to repeal the 20th- century. we are talking about reactionary policies if romney gets in there. any of them are going to be worse than obama. he is going to hopefully follow through on pulling u.s. troops out of afghanistan, and maybe he is going to do some other initiatives. we like his speech where he calls for nuclear abolition. it is an important issue, and we want to see him pushed out forward. it is going to be a divided government. the danger is having republica
. everybody has been on the same side dating back to ted kennedy and george bush. there are a lot of reasons the election is important. they ton either candidate will take in office will affect what happens with education. >> paul, you wrote in the new york times magazine the obama before he was elected and the obama in the white house having different towns about posture. using the changes if he gets a second term? goes back to the tone he had before? >> i wrote about his policies around poverty and he stopped talking about poverty the last couple years. i would like to think he would go back to poverty in 2007. .. >> the low-income population grew 71%. the english language learning population grew 169%. these are the issues we have to address in this state. thank you all for joining us up. [laughter] >> this event took place at the 17th annual texas book festival in austin, texas. for more information about the festival visit texasbookfestival.org. >> brooke stoddard joined booktv at george mason university in virginia to talk about his book, "world in the balance." mr. stoddard was one of
marine park which restricts mineral exploration and fishing. duncan kennedy has all of the details. >> the area now covered it is bigger than saudi arabia. five zones around australia, from the coral sea in the north to the indian ocean in the west. massive stretches of open water, where fishing and drilling will be all but off-limits. >> we need to appreciate in the years to come we don't want people to only know the magnificence of the russians through aquarium's -- of the magnificence of their oceans. >> the most environmental groups say it is a maritime milestone. >> this is the world's biggest national marine park. it is a new global benchmark that is exciting, the stork, and really day-to-day celebrating the oceans. we should be very proud the decision has been made and we finally have this in place. >>> but parts of the fishing industry have not been so supportive. although the government is offering $100 million of compensation to take boats out of commission, some believe the controls on commercial trolling are too strict. >> we have to change with the times, but we have s
, "the kennedys were not admirable people." this is richard nixon, as you transcribed it. and when did he say that, and how often did he talk about the kennedys like this? >> guest: well, nixon always claimed that he wasn't very concerned with the kennedys, but kennedy's name came up in conversation probably more than any other president that we discussed, of his predecessors and his successors. i think that nixon was fundamentally a good man and that he could not stand to see people in positions of power abusing that power and treating people who were in service positions with disrespect. that really grated on him because nixon, we have to remember, came from nothing. he came from poverty, and he just, through the sheer force of will and brilliance -- intellectual brilliance and drive -- climbed his way to the pinnacle of power in american politics. and he never gave up that -- the fact, though, that he was brought up to be a good person, and he could not understand the kind of arrogance displayed by the kennedys in those types of situations. c-span: when did you decide to do this book?
is so sharp that magicians use her to cut them in half. i am here with kennedy. she only needs one name. as well as reason.com and reason.com tv contributor. that's a long credit. he just landed the role of biff in the off broadway musical "back to the future" which means he can quit his career as mall santa. it is writer and comedian jesse joyce. i feel bad for the brawny model you beat up. and in georgia he is considered pie crust. it is bill schulz. it is. it is the shirt from the brawny guy. >> he is so tough he can kill you with a taco. fyi, taco is what he calls a machete. next to me, u.s. army special forces member terry sapper. >> thank you, graphic. >>> he knew the broad well. on friday cia director david petraeus resigned after admitting to an affair. it was revealed that paula brodwell the fbi stumbled on to her name and was concerned petraeus was a victim or there was a security breech on brodwell's part. but according to news max given the top secret clearance and the fact he was married he monitored . amoung them discussions about sex under a desk which i can do standing u
back to the early '60s through 64 or the kennedy assassination, so much of daily life and popular culture, politics the way people dress seem like the '50s. with the '60s we think turmoil, urban riots riots, vietnam, rock concert its in dae became convinced of you should not talk about them where the sixties start which is what i have done. >> did you feel your world change around do? >> a little bit. i started teaching 1964 and i was very busy preparing courses. we have assigned december 1964. i was not paying a lot of attention to what was going on but was impossible on a university campus not to be aware of those that were developing a. well not particularly severe they became that way in a couple of years and in march of 1965 arrival of indiana students begin to dress differently, much more concern of vietnam. >> host: when you saw the change take place before your eyes when did you think of the '60s as history? >> not until the '80s and '90s. i am pretty sure not until the '80s a significant portion of my course syllabus which was 20th century history included a significant r
's, the remarkable life in turbulent times of joe kennedy. he said that he is wanting to get to know the person of who he is writing. he has been called a brilliant and compelling author who wrote a brilliant book. i am sure that you will be happy to hear from doctor david nasaw. another speaker we have is les standiford. director of the creative writing institute and a mentor to many young aspiring writers in our area. he has written in so many different topics screenplays and short stories and anthologies. and seven narrative nonfiction books. including washington burning and a favorite of mine, last trip to paradise. today, in a very timely topic for what the world is experiencing in our own american history that we are making, it is called desperate sons, "samuel adams, patrick henry, john hancock, and the secret bands of radicals who led the colonies to war". thank you, and i know you're going to enjoy the presentation. [applause] [applause] >> thank you. i am david nasaw and i am absolutely delighted to be here. the sun does not shine like it does here in other places. as i tell my histo
iconic photos from the kennedy era. we'll be bringing those two, bringing those stories about those photos. first we want to go inside. natalie morales is over at the news desk. good morning to you. >> good morning, everyone. the top commander in afghanistan is now caught up in the scandal that led to the sudden resignation last week of cia director david petraeus. the pentagon announced overnight that marine general john allen is under investigation because of 20,000 to 30,000 pages of potentially inappropriate e-mails that connect him to jill kelly. kelly is the florida woman whose complaints to the fbi about had a rationing e-mails led to the discovery of an extramarital affair between cia director david petraeus and biographer paula broadwell. agents investigating broadwell removed boxes of materials from her north carolina home last night. >>> investigators are zeroing in on the cause of a deadly house explosion that devastated an indianapolis neighborhood over the weekend. nbc's ron allen is there with the latest. good morning to you, ron. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. w
of the kennedys. we overuse this word iconic, i don't think so in this case. tell me about your friend, stanley and how you were able to get the photos. >> he was an old-time photojournalist and he covered the campaign of john f. kennedy in 1960 and became very, very close. >> look at that camera. it's unbelievable. huge camera he carried around. >> he did and i took care of him the last few years when he had a stroke and he left me his marine corps locker. what do you have in that marine corps locker and he would say, nude photos so i thought they were. i never asked about it again. they delivered the marine corps locker and my husband said, what's in there? i said stanley's nude photos. and he said open this. open it right now. we opened it and instead of nude photos, we found this sent mental cache of letters from the kennedys, diary excerpts, memos that stanley had written. there was also a hand stitched guest towel that said jfk. i never figured -- there's a picture of it in the book. i never figured out where that towel came from. i wondered if maybe he pinched it when he was at hyannispo
and david brinkley reporting the kennedy-nixon cliff hanger. >> kennedy needs five more to go over the top. and could now be the state of washington. it could be california. it could be new mexico. it could be illinois. the odds are that kennedy will win. there are still some of results still to come in. if the present trend continues. senator kennedy will be the next president of the united states. >> the election may have been a close one. but i want to express and my appreciation to all of them and to mr. nixon personally. chris: finally, the return of richard nixon winning narrowly over shubte humphrey in 19 -- over hubert humphrey in 1968. >> election night 1968. nixon's the one. that's the natural banner for any sprightly front page tonight. richard nixon won the election this time. where eight years ago, he lost it. in illinois. it was so close, it took forever. but he won it. it was again one of the closest elections in american history. >> i have done my best. i have lost. mr. nixon has won. so now let's get on with the urgent task of uniting our country. thank you. [applause] >>
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